Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

Summary: Apple has added another retail location in Paris in a beautifully restored building smack dab next to the French capital's Théâtre National de l'Opéra. Formerly a bank, Apple has done an incredible job of keeping the original aesthetic details including wrought-iron railings, spiral staircases and marble floors - all under a massive shining skylight. Here's a look.

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  • About time to emigrate to France

    from the states...
    HollywoodDog
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @HollywoodDog... don't do it... the French are evil... and Apple Store 'Genius' not only boast their superiority, but THEY HAVE A TITLE TO BACK THE CLAIM... jikes!!!!
      cosuna
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      look look http://ta.gg/4or
      lincc240
    • If Ballmer opened this place...

      ...I'd be filled with so much fake woodgrain and plastichrome that I'd be a model of American chintz.
      ahh so
  • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

    Wish they would build one in another city in France rather than adding a second store to a city that already has one! Some of us poor people have a 400km trip to get to an Apple store, and now Parisiens have two on their doorstop!
    thking
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @thking Yeah that's exactly why Apple is not opening a store near your neighborhood.
      m3kw9
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @thking Be patient. Soon you'lll find them cropping, just like starbucks... sans the nice coffee.... and filled with french geniuses... Lavoisier would be proud...
      cosuna
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @thking They build 'em where there's foot traffic.
      cambric
  • Beautiful! What style!

    Especially when compared to our local Apple store in the mall at Rockaway, New Jersey.

    @HollywoodDog, you are absolutley right--it's time to emigrate. As a French citizen, you're even entitled to a vacation and a quality national health care service that excludes no one.
    twirth5
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @twirth5@... except those who can't afford air conditioners. Oh wait...does the French national health service provide autopsies? j/k
      TaxNerd
  • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

    Apple just emptied a random building and put desks inside, and a some Apple adverts. Bland but i guess good enough, they want your attention on the products, not the decor.
    m3kw9
  • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

    Too bad so many of the photos are of Apple products, not the store.
    levinson
    • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

      @levinson

      My thoughts exactly... and I'm a Mac guy. Except for a couple of shots that show the architecture in the background, what was the point of all the close-ups of Apple products? Eight out of eighteen are CU's of product. This was supposed to be about the store, not what's being sold inside.

      But then again, it's what I've come to expect from ZDNet.
      JonA_z
  • Re: Out of Place

    Hi all,
    What a beautiful store indeed. I love the old architecture of the building. It's just a shame that it's filled with all those obnoxious french people.....lol
    nevertell
  • RE: Apple's grandest store: Paris Opera

    The building is a timeless classic...
    The lines of tables from the aerial view make it look like an antique jumble sale going on inside...
    amob23